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Taboo Studio

1615½ W. Lewis Street

San Diego, CA 92103


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Necklace by Micki Lippe



New Jewelry

Christina GoodmanAlexandra HartJudith HoytMicki LippeRoné PrinzBoline StrandApril Wood

The August exhibition invitation features April Wood’s “Globe Necklace” in sterling silver and silver plated brass platter. April creates jewelry as well as botanically inspired sculpture.

Seattle artist, Micki Lippe's one-of-a-kind pieces are inspired by the natural shapes and forms she encounters while cross-country skiing or hiking in the Northwest woods.

Roné Prinz also describes her work as heavily influenced by her surroundings and started making jewelry during an inspirational Japanese papermaking class.

The three-dimensional organic forms of San Diego artist, Alexandra Hart, "exploit the technique of hammer forming." She strives to "to create works which capture the delicate balance of the bold and sculptural with the sensual and graceful."

Christina Goodman's wearable hand painted miniatures in wood or cast resin also pay homage to the natural world. They are painted with fine brushes and a magnifier and gilded with 22k gold leaf in the style of the Old Masters of the Renaissance.

Judith Hoyt returns to Taboo with her found metal collages. Primarily figurative, her jewelry and "rescued metal" wall sculptures also include imagery from the animal and insect world.

We are excited to be featuring, for the first time, the work of Danish-American jeweler, Boline Strand. Her sculptural contemporary jewelry is hand-crafted in silver or high karat golds with precious and semi-precious stones. She describes her vision as a reflection of her "enthrallment with the colorful luxuriance of Nature."

Jewelry from Taboo Studio is memorable and enduring. Select a treasure from our inventory of artists, or have a custom piece designed with your stones or gems from the gallery's collection.

Opens Friday, August 14, 2015 and runs through September 25, 2015. Please join us for the opportunity to view extraordinary jewelry, handmade by these distinguished artists.

OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, August 14, 2015 6-8 pm
The show runs through September 25, 2015



2015 marks our 27th year showing the most extensive collection of artist designed jewelry in San Diego county.

This past May, Taboo Studio was selected as one of the top 50 designer jewelry retailers by the JCK Design Center. Click the links below to read more about the award. Click the image to view the award.

The Design Center's Designer Retailer Awards and the Editor's Choice Award

The Design Center's Designer Retailer Awards - List of Winners

Necklace by Cat Cole

Bonnie Levine talked with Jane Groover, Cat Cole and Donna D'Aquino about the work included in our recent show, Between the Lines. Read the conversation on Art Jewelry Forum by clicking on the link below.

Between the Lines

Arline Fisch in her studio

Susan Cummins interviewed Arline Fisch on the occasion of her show Hanging Gardens at Mobilia this spring. Read the interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

Arline Fisch: Hanging Gardens

Ramon Puig Cuyas -

Last year, Jane Groover visited one of our favorite jewelry artists at Massana School in Barcelona where he is head of the Jewelry Department. She convinced Ramon Puig Cuyàs to send four recent pieces from his Net-work series for exhibition in the gallery. They are currently on display along with our current show, Of Two Minds.

see more of his work

Tourmaline and amethyst jewelry

Taboo Studio does custom work for all occasions. Owners Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades can design wedding and engagement rings, Mother's Day and anniversary gifts, or anything new and unique with our gemstones or yours. This photograph includes a one-of-a-kind white and yellow gold pendant with a yellow diamond and a rare 48-carat purple tourmaline. Shown on a white gold cable, it can be purchased for $3,400. Along with the pendant are two large cabochon rings on sterling silver bands with 22k gold bezels. The 22-carat amethyst ring in a size 7 is $863, and the 30-carat purple tourmaline ring, also a size 7, is $2,365. For questions or more information on the custom design process, call 619-692-0099 or email.

18k and Masitsit ring by Steven Brixner Sterling, 22k and moonstone ring by Steven Brixner Sterling and carnelian ring by Steven Brixner 18k and tourmalinated prehnite ring by Steven Brixner

Artist Steven Brixner has been with the gallery since we opened 27 years ago and has developed a following for his stunning rings.


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Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays


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